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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Social Sciences

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Majors offered with the programme:

  • Government Administration and Diplomacy
  • Leadership in International Relations

When do you choose your major? since the first semester

Overview of the programme and majors:

First-degree studies in International Studies in Political Science and Diplomacy are a new proposal in the offer of the University of Silesia. The main objective of the course is to educate future personnel for diplomatic posts and international institutions. The basis of the program is political science supplemented by issues from law, economics, sociology, history and psychology. Excellent knowledge of foreign languages is a priority in education. Students will have a choice of two specialisations: Government Administration and Diplomacy and Leadership in International Relations.

Lectures and classes in Government Administration and Diplomacy will be conducted in two languages, Polish and English. Lectures and classes of the Leadership in International Relations specialisation will be conducted entirely in English.

In addition, students will learn the basics of French and Spanish, emphasising specialised vocabulary in international relations, public administration and diplomacy. The main goal of the studies is to prepare graduates for work in government administration, the civil service and, above all, in Polish diplomatic missions, international institutions and organisations, including European ones. A cadre of specialists will help to achieve this goal. In addition to the Faculty of Social Sciences research and teaching staff at the University of Silesia, classes will be conducted by experts who work daily in international institutions, government administration and diplomatic missions. During the studies, there will also be study visits.

Career prospects:

The main goal of the studies is to prepare graduates for work in government administration, the civil service and, above all, in Polish diplomatic missions, international institutions and organisations, including European ones.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

Competitive admission based on secondary school-leaving certificate grades – results in the written part of the Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Matura exam from 2010:

Polish language
 

basic or advanced level*

Mathematics
 

basic or advanced level*

Foreign modern language
 

basic
or advanced level*

One chosen subject**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 20% (a)

Weight = 20% (b)

Weight = 20% (c)

Weight = 40% (d)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

** Chosen subject is understood as an additional or mandatory subject taken in the Matura exam. Polish language, mathematics and modern foreign language can also be the chosen subjects, provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be chosen twice at the same level. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result:

W = a*JP + b*M + c*JO + d*DowolnyP
where:
W — candidate’s final result,
JP — result in the Polish language
M — result in mathematics
JO — result in the modern foreign language
Dowolny P — result in the chosen Matura subject
a, b, c, d — weights.

Matura until 2009 (inclusive):

Polish language
 

basic or advanced level*

Foreign modern language
 

basic
or advanced level*

Two chosen subjects**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 30% (a)

Weight = 20% (b)

Weight of each subject = 25%(c/d)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

** Chosen subject is understood as an additional or mandatory subject taken in the Matura exam. Polish language and modern foreign language can also be the chosen subjects, provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be chosen twice at the same level. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result:

W = a*JP + b*JO + c*InnyP1 + d*DowolnyP2
where:
W — candidate’s final result
JP — result in the Polish language
JO — result in the modern foreign language
DowolnyP1; 2 — results in the chosen Matura subjects
a, b, c, d — weights.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Competitive admission based on secondary school-leaving certificate grades – results in all passed Matura exam subjects are taken into consideration.

Admission is based on the arithmetic average of the number of points calculated from grades in line with the below table:

Matura until 1991

Matura after 1991

5

100 points

6

100 points

4

85 points

5

90 points

3

30 points

4

75 points

 

 

3

50 points

 

 

2

0 points

International Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 
 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2021/2022

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Opłata wnoszona w całości

1 950,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 693,00 PLN
  • 693,00 PLN
  • 714,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences

ul. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 18 14

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wns

renata.jankowska@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl